Our Lady Queen of Heaven
Catholic Church, Harwich, Essex

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) 13 June 2021

For Catholics on the Tendring Peninsula….

SPECIAL NEWSLETTER LVII – keeping in touch.


ELEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR B)                                                                               12/13 June 2021




Our Lady Queen of Heaven, Dovercourt:             01255 503383

email                       Harwich@dioceseofbrentwood.org

website                   www.harwichcatholics.org.uk

Sacred Heart and St Francis of Assisi, Frinton-on-Sea:         01255 674475

email                       Frinton@dioceseofbrentwood.org

website:                  www.frintoncatholicchurch.wordpress.com



Masses to be celebrated in our churches this week:


Saturday (12th)     (Frinton)                6.00pm                 Private Intentions (Anne Jackson)

At this Mass we will Receive and Confirm Katherine Herbert

Sunday (13th)       (Frinton)                8.30am                 Mary Sherwood RIP (Sherwood family)

                                (Dovercourt)         10.45am All Parishioners   

                                                At this Mass we will Receive and Confirm Tanja Hammond

Monday (14th)      (Dovercourt)         9.30am                 Connie and David

Tuesday (15th)      (Frinton)                11.00am Rev. Kevin Lyons (Anne Jackson)

Thursday (17th)    (Frinton)                11.00am Sr Bernadette (Anne Jackson)

Friday (18th)          (Dovercourt)         9.30am                 Hannah & Albert Davis RIP (Maura & family)

Saturday (19th)     (Frinton)                6.00pm                 John Turner RIP (Turner family)

Sunday (20th)       (Frinton)                8.30am                 Sheelagh Hannigan RIP

                                (Dovercourt)         10.45am Christine McDonald RIP (Brian McDonald)


In addition to these Masses, Fr Bill will continue to celebrate Mass in The Presbytery.  His Mass intentions are:

Seafarers & their families

Prisoners & their families

The Sick and those who care for them

Private Intentions

All Parishioners


Fr Frank writes:

Both parables in today’s Gospel remind us of the role that we are called to play in God’s plan.  He takes care of the major part, but we too have an important role to play.

The farmer has to first of all scatter the seed, and only then will God be able to do the rest – that is, make the seed grow into a harvestable crop.  Likewise, although the mustard seed itself is small it has to be first sown.  Only after that can God cause it to grow into a large shrub, one in which even the birds can shelter.

As “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” we are given the task of taking a decisive one, the step of playing our part in bringing about God’s Kingdom.

It is a joy to welcome Katherine Herbert (Saturday at Frinton) and Tanja Hammond (Sunday at Dovercourt) into the Church.  They will both be Received/Confirmed this weekend.  Our prayers are with you, Katherine and Tanja, as you take this significant step in your spiritual pilgrimage.

May the God of all good things bless you today and always.

Frank ofs


Sunday Mass attendance, June 2021:  19/20 June surnames S-Z, **26/27 June A-D (** subject to change).  Please note that there are no alphabetical restrictions applied to weekday Masses.


Sunday Smile: 

From a church Newsletter:

Eileen Jones remains in hospital and needs blood donors for more transfusions.  She is also having trouble sleeping and requests tapes of the minister’s sermons.